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   October 8, 2020

My Evanston Made cohorts decided we needed to go a little crazy in October planning art events for people who are going a little bit crazy because they have no events, art or otherwise. Personally, I’ve never met a social event I couldn’t bail on, so I do not understand these people. But I digress.

Bottom line is, if you’re somebody who’d like to get out of your house and see art, mine in particular, I have good news for you.


(A cute baby hedgehog. Just because)

Maker's Market

First up is the 2nd Annual Maker’s Market on Sunday, October 18th. Housed in the charming confines of the 5th floor of the Maple Street Garage in Evanston, this show is both outside and sheltered. A win-win for an October-in-a-Pandemic event. Shopping hours are 12-5 pm and thorough safety precautions are being taken.

I’ll be displaying my recent paintings as well as a few gouache pieces. 

And I’m in the middle of building my own display with lumber and screws and everything! So please come see whatever it turns out to be, because at this point I’m not sure.

We are asking visitors to purchase timed tickets on Eventbrite at
http://ow.ly/bpNK50BDpF6  where you can also find more details.


(Above: Seattle Japanese Garden)

Graduate Evanston Artisan Market


A week later on Saturday, October 24th, from 12-4pm I’ll be displaying a select group of Evanston themed gouache paintings at The Graduate Evanston’s Artisan Market at 1625 Hinman Ave.

The Graduate Hotel chain, if you’re not aware, is a super fun group of hotels in college towns that are always uniquely decorated with special touches for each host town. I can’t wait to see the inside, but on the 24th I’ll be hanging around the outside. Otherwise known as loitering.

Fingers crossed for a nice afternoon. Come by, say hey, check out the new place to park your in-laws when they come to town and enjoy Ben Blount’s letterpress prints, Joanna Kramer’s ceramic mugs, Nice Lena’s earrings and me.

(above: Sunset at Five & Dime)
Still pursuing my rooftop series. Here’s an updated image of Santorini, which I had just started when I sent out my last newsletter. Not completely finished but happy to show it in this stage of progress! 

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Question for the universe...how have I managed to become almost unmanageably busy when there's very little actually going on? 

 My evenings are booked working on the first of four pet portrait embroidery commissions I have scheduled, which makes it very difficult to binge all those subtitled foreigns series everyone tells me about. And lately I can barely understand the British shows without subtitles so I'm really screwed. 

The holidays are fast approaching. What are your plans? Wishes?

I'm hoping for time together with my children and dogs. There are friends I miss terribly and hope to see but I know that may not be possible.

If there's anything in my art wheelhouse that you feel would be a meaningful gift for one of your loved ones, please let me know. It would give me immeasurable joy to be part of your holidays.

Once again, thanks for reading.

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